Tattoos Really Are Permanent

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The National Association of the Preservation of Skin Art has made it possible for people to keep the tattooed skin of deceased loved ones. After the loved one becomes a member of NAPSA, they can request their tattoo to be save after they pass. Once they pass, a removal kit will be sent to their beneficiary, the removal process will usually be carried out in a funeral home, and NAPSA will prepare the tattoo as a framed memento.

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